Warrington, The Knutsford Road Swing Bridge c.1960

Warrington, The Knutsford Road Swing Bridge c.1960

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Memories of Warrington

Queen's Visit To Warrington

I was stationed at the Burtonwood army depot near Warrington in 1967 through to 1969. I remember taking pictures of the Queen's vehicle as they drove past me. I have four ...Read full memory

Where Is This??

Marshall Gardens looks beautiful...where was it?? and why was it named Marshall Gardens....only ask because a lot of my ancestors were named Marshall!!!

Millings Shop

I also remember going in Millings as a little girl, I was fascinated by the money being carried in the metal tube going up in the roof, I always went in every week with my parents.

A memory of Warrington by Tricia Snape

Ike Smith''S Hardware And Bicycle Store

My grandfather, Isaac Smith, had a hardware and bicycle shop on these premises, known universally as the 'Tudor Cottages', from some time towards the close of ...Read full memory

A memory of Warrington by Stan Smith

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The city of Manchester was the powerhouse of northern industry. The fact that all of its manufacturing products had to be shipped through the port of Liverpool – Manchester's arch-rival – dented the city fathers' pride. They demanded an outlet to the sea, and got one in 1894 at a cost of over £14,000,000. This superb new seaway, with its deep-water berths, brought Manchester a huge trading advantage.

The city of Manchester was the powerhouse of northern industry. The fact that all of its manufacturing products had to be shipped through the port of Liverpool – Manchester's arch-rival – dented the city fathers' pride. They demanded an outlet to the sea, and got one in 1894 at a cost of over £14,000,000. This superb new seaway, with its deep-water berths, brought Manchester a huge trading advantage.

Whenever the Chester Road and Northwich Road swing-bridges are opened to allow ships to pass along the Manchester Ship Canal, Warrington grinds to a halt; traffic tails back for hundreds of yards either side. When this picture was taken, things weren't so bad. In the background is the Latchford high-level road-bridge.

This is an excerpt from Cheshire Photographic Memories, by Clive Hardy

Manchester-bound, the 'Tarantia' passes through the Knutsford Road Swing Bridge towards Latchford Locks. A long way from his home port of Glasgow, the 'Tarantia's captain is escorted by a tugboat pilot more familiar with the difficult sections of the canal.

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